Are Egyptians Arabs? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ibn Ezra
    • 25.11.12 | 01:17 (IST)

    One post below tried to say that Egyptians are not Arabs. He is correct in that most 'Arabs' in the Middle East are not necessarily directly descended from the invading armies of the peninsula. However, the term Arab defines a language and general culture, not a race as such. The Berbers who fiercely kept their own language do not identify as Arabs: Most Egyptians do, even if they are Egyptian first and Arab second.

    from the article: Morsi's bid for absolute power revives a dormant Arab Spring
    First published 17:12 24.11.12 | Last updated 17:12 24.11.12
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